Thankfully, the holiday hustle & bustle is winding down and it’s time to start looking forward to arguably the biggest deal in nail polish land right now: Essie’s Retro Revival Collection & the return of Starry Starry Night. I’ve been on the hunt for Starry Starry Night for about a decade. I even found a dupe: Maybelline Twinkle Twinkle. For some reason, I gave it to Alli. Oops. Anyway, my bottle of Starry Starry Night is on it’s way from Trans Design so I figured that this is the perfect time to discuss a polish that often comes up in the Starry Starry Night discussion: Zoya Dream.
I suppose the argument is that holographic glitter reigns supreme. Does it? I guess that’s up to you. I love holographic glitter, but Alli doesn’t. I suppose it’s all in personal preference. So let’s get to it.
Zoya Dream was originally released in 2013 as a part of the Zenith Collection. It’s my only polish from this collection, but as a holo lover, it’s definitely the standout. Dream is a deep navy blue jelly absolutely loaded with scattered holographic glitter. It’s quite sheer at first – I almost hit the panic button – but it builds very nicely and with three coats it’s perfectly opaque and gorgeous. I used Seche Vite as my top coat and didn’t have any of the usual Zoya vs. Seche Vite shrinkage problems. Horray!
It reminded me me of OPI Give Me Space so I decided to do a comparison. Summary: are they different? Yes. Are they different enough? Not really. The holographic glitter is slightly larger and more pronounced in Dream. Give Me Space is a bit darker. I’ve included pictures below so you can make up your mind.
I love my Zoya polish and I’m so glad I finally added Dream to my collection.